I’ve just stumbled across the SOAS web page, where various Japanese courses are offered here in London. I found a JLPT page only to discover that this is the JLPT page in England.

“In the UK the test is administered by SOAS Language Centre, University of London, on behalf of the Japan Foundation.”

So applications are sent to SOAS and the tests are also taken there.

This has got me thinking if I should apply for the test this year. Such a lack of Japanese study and lately, lack of daily exposure, have led to a sharp decline in my Japanese ability.

I’d prefer to fail miserably at 1 kyu than to score worse than last time at 2 kyu. Also, I could sample just how difficult 1 kyu is. Is that logical? Or maybe I shouldn’t take the test this time around.